Patient ID’d in first confirmed U.S. Ebola case

PRESS Staff Report

The patient in the first confirmed U.S. case of Ebola has been identified as Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday, Sept. 30, that Ebola had been confirmed in Dallas. Ebola patients were treated in the States earlier this year; those were contracted in West Africa.

According to reports, Duncan, who had recently traveled to West Africa and arrived at the hospital on Monday with Ebola symptoms, has been in quarantine since the onset of his symptoms at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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